Saturday, July 29, 2006

Email: Pay It Forward [CH]

It's on my three-star list. I thought it was an excellent idea (that's me the idealist) but not carried off well and at the time I really resented [the] gratuitous passion. I think they really painted over his issues and hers just to fit in some groping that couldn't and didn't go anywhere anyway (that is, not to sex but a meaningful caring relationship).

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Language: Editing, sex, and life

Here is an actual sentence that I edited, the last one before wrapping up for the day:

This full rotation improves wellbore smoothness and decreases tortuosity, which reduces drilling torque and eliminates unplanned wiper trips.

Words: hussy [MW]

Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural hussies
Etymology: alteration of Middle English huswif housewife, from hus house + wif wife, woman
1 : a lewd or brazen woman
2 : a saucy or mischievous girl

(Now I would like to know how housewife came to mean hussy!)

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Lyrics: Bears - Lyle Lovett

Some folks drive the bears out of the wilderness
Some to see a bear would pay a fee
Me I just bear up to my bewildered best
And some folks even seen the bear in me

So meet a bear and take him on out to lunch with you
And even though your friends may stop and stare
Just remember that's a bear there in the bunch with you
And they just don't come no better than a bear

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Email: M. Night Shyamalan [AS]

I am pretty ticked about M. Night Shyamalan's movies after The Sixth Sense. They're all deceptive and don't deliver, it seems. Now Lady in the Water gives us a "narf"? Barf!